St. Kitts and Nevis

The Sugar City

Bask in the warm tropical climate by an island formed by volcanoes. St. Kitts and Nevis is separated by a trait, known as the Narrows, getting the name because it’s 2 miles wide. St. Kitts and Nevis was once known as the Gibraltar of the West Indies. A country almost unheard of, but a land with so much to see and do. Very unique to the islands, are white and black sand beaches depending on what side of the island you are on. 

St. Kitts & Nevis Travel Tips: Top things to do 

Adventure

  • Caribelle Batik
  • St Kitts Scenic Railway Tours
  • Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park Society
  • Greg’s Safari Tours
  • Sunny Blue Tours
  • St Kitts Zipline Canopy Tour

Culture: 

Saint Kitts and Nevis is a dual-island nation situated between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. It’s known for cloud-shrouded mountains and beaches. Many of its former sugar plantations are now inns or atmospheric ruins. The larger of the 2 islands, Saint Kitts, is dominated by the dormant Mount Liamuiga volcano, home to a crater lake, green vervet monkeys and rainforest crisscrossed with hiking trails.

Saint Kitts’s Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is a well-preserved colonial-era military fortress, with cannons pointed toward the Caribbean Sea. At Frigate Bay, on the island’s Atlantic coast, lies a crescent beach that’s a popular swimming spot. In the channel between Saint Kitts and Nevis, scuba divers explore Booby Island, with its numerous jackfish and snapper. There’s hiking through Nevis Peak’s cloud forest, which has views all the way to nearby Montserrat. On northern Nevis, Pinney’s Beach draws snorkellers to see its black coral and parrotfish.

Sights

  • Caribelle Batik at Romney Manor
  • Wingfield Plantation
  • Bloody Point
  • The National Museum

Notable Holidays and Festivals

  • Battle of St Kitts reenactment – March 28th
  • St Kitts Music Festival – last weekend of June each year
  • Culturama – the last weekend of July
  • Independence Day – September 19th
  • Latin Fiesta – the last weekend in October
  • St Kitts Carnival – the middle of December until early January each year